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Anaanavut Qisingit – Our Mother’s Sealskin Work

21 June 2018 

Public Service Announcement

Anaanavut Qisingit – Our Mother’s Sealskin Work

On June 21, 2018, as part of the National Indigenous Peoples Day, Iqaluit Health Services will be launching a video instillation by Mittimatalik Arnait Miqsuqtiit Collective (MAMC) called "Anaanavut Qisingit – Our Mother’s Sealskin Work".

The installation shows Pond Inlet seamstresses demonstrating sealskin processing, mitten and kamik making. The eight-hour installation is a real-time showcase of Inuit women’s sealskin sewing.

The three films will be shown on a continuous loop in the clinic area waiting room at Qikiqtani General Hospital until the end of November 2018.

MAMC was founded in 2015 to build a new digital archive of films and photographs for community use. For more information on the women’s work you can visit the MAM Collective Facebook Page or view their 74 masterclass films online www.vimeo.com/mamc.

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Media Contact:

Nadine Purdy
Communications Manager
Department of Health
867-975-5712
npurdy@gov.nu.ca